Rockpile Museum gearing up for annual Pearl Harbor Day with national exhibit

The sign for the Rockpile Museum on U.S. 14 -16. (Ryan Lewallen/County 17)

A partial exhibit commemorating the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor will return to the Campbell County Rockpile Museum next week on the 80th anniversary of the day “that will live in infamy.”

The display, Infamy: December 7, 1941, comes to Campbell County from New Orleans, Louisiana, for the first time since 2016 as a part of the Rockpile’s observance of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, according to a Dec. 1 press release, which adds that the display will be available for viewing on Dec. 7 only.

A presentation from Rockpile volunteer Bob Brown, a retired U.S. Navy chaplain and a former resident of Hawaii, will accompany the display and will relate what happened on the morning of December 7, 1941, and how the lives of military personnel and civilians alike were changed forever that day.

Brown’s presentation will also include first-hand accounts from former servicemen, including three from
Campbell County, per the release.

Both the display and the presentation will be free and open to the public.

Retired Navy Chaplain Bob Brown. (Robert Henning/ Campbell County Rockpile Museum)